Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed Reliquary
Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed Reliquary. A large antique French Napoleon III era sentimental hair artwork mourning memento. It is unusual and entirely crafted from hair as a lasting memento of a lost loved one.Set under a large domed convex glass and housed within an ebonized wooden frame with brass surround. In overall good antique condition with some wear to the wooden frame. This beautiful piece was created in memory of a man whose photo in military uniform is pasted next to his initials. D died on March 3 without indicating the year which must be around 1890.
This item was have been a keepsake intended to exist throughout a lifetime, much the same as a photograph today would be. So popular, specialty shops devoted to this art medium were once throughout Europe, and France, the great factories of works in hair where the artists-designers have spent countless hours working hair skillfully entrusted to flowers, curls and braids, and / or rarely landscapes to commemorate. Dimensions (24 cm) 9.45" height - (20 cm) 7.87" width.We are very pleased to help. Please check with your country? The item "Large Antique French Mourning Hair Art Memento Convex Glass Framed Reliquary" is in sale since Thursday, January 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Mourning Jewelry". The seller is "denicheur51" and is located in Bassu. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: France